Study Religious Studies & Theology in United Kingdom

Study Religious Studies & Theology in United Kingdom

Studying Religious Studies & Theology

Religious studies and theology usually focus on a certain religion such as Christianity, Judaism or Islam. However, also inter-religious studies such as comparative religion are offered by academic degrees that lead to careers in education, religion, charity, or community service.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

150 Religious Studies & Theology Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Muslim Minorities in a Global Context (Online)

What are the challenges faced by Muslim minority communities and their host societies? What are the debates surrounding the place of religious minorities in secular societies? The Muslim Minorities in a Global Context course is offered at SOAS University of London.

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy
MPhil/MRes Theology

Part of the School of Education and Social Sciences, our Theology research degrees are broadly themed around culture, religion and society. This emerging area of work draws together studies of contemporary cultural practices, their inter-relationships and their social impacts, including in the media and the digital world.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Biblical Studies Research

Join staff and students from around the world in the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies. The variety of fresh perspectives you’ll find here will make your masters a unique experience.

Department of Arts & Humanities
M.A. French and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) French and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Spanish and Theological Studies (With a Year Abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Spanish and Theological Studies (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
Postgraduate Diploma Theology and Religion

This programme is intended for students who hold a BA (Honours) degree or equivalent in another discipline, but who wish to acquire a knowledge of Theology and Religion at a level which would permit them to undertake further study in the subject.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.Res. Studies in Philosophy and Religion (MRes Distance Learning Programme)

The Studies in Philosophy and Religion (MA Distance Learning Programme) is scheduled for a duration of one year (full-time) or three years (part-time). It is tailor-made to suit your interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. It is designed also to suit the needs of those who are unable to attend time-tabled sessions at Bangor. It comprises two parts.)

School of Philosophy and Religion
M.Res. Sikh Studies (MRes)

The Sikh Studies MRes is a research degree that includes taught components and a 20,000-word thesis. The programme’s taught element will seek to provide you with an understanding of the Sikh religion in a theological, anthropological and ‘case-by-case’ context with particular reference to the contemporary scene.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Religions and Theology

This programme aims to provide students in Religions and Theology with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of these fields. It stresses a broad, interdisciplinary and comparative approach. Courses can be taken from across the offerings within the discipline and beyond.

School of Arts, Histories and Cultures
M.A. Religious Studies

University of Chester, Religious Studies - Explore the diversity of global religious and spiritual life. Ask the big questions. Probe relationships between religion, spirituality, society, identity, ethics and popular culture. Discover texts and traditions. Explore concepts and truth claims. Consider the phenomenon of religion from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives.

The Faculty of Humanities
M.A. Holocaust and Genocide MA/Diploma/Certificate

The MA / Diploma / Certificate Holocaust and Genocide from University of Birmingham, co-taught by staff in History, Modern Languages and Theology and Religion, will immerse you in past and present debates about researching, remembering and commemorating the Holocaust and other genocides.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.Phil. Theology and Religious Studies

The M.Phil. in Theology and Religious Studies is a nine-month Masters course. The M.Phil. offers the opportunity for advanced study in Theology and Religious Studies across the full range of disciplines and with a strong focus on research.

MDiv Divinity - Graduate Entry

This graduate entry programme is for students who already hold a degree. It typically prepares candidates for professional ministry but may be studied by students with an interest in theology, who are planning to pursue careers in a variety of contexts.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Theology

One of the big strengths of our Theology MA is how well it matches the current research interests of our academic staff. That means you get the maximum benefit of our expertise whichever module options you choose. We will train you in research methodologies and skills so that you can engage with key texts and sources, we can also help you develop expertise in biblical languages as well as Latin, patristic Greek and Aramaic if you need it.

College of Humanities
M.A. Theology

The MA in Theology, University of Chester offers a solid grounding in the classical tradition of Christian thought, as well as helping students to ask cutting-edge questions of contemporary theological significance.

The Faculty of Humanities
Master Theology

The degree of Master of Studies (MSt) in Theology offers you the opportunity to study a particular field of theology in depth. The course includes an element of scholarly research and writing, which can constitute part of the training for a future research degree.

M.A. Biblical Studies

This course focuses on the context and interpretation of biblical and pseudepigraphal texts, along with the study of biblical languages. Durham has a long tradition of outstanding biblical scholarship, providing a wide range of distinctive approaches to biblical studies, including historical, critical and theological.

Department of Theology and Religion
Postgraduate Certificate Secondary Religious Education

Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) as a teacher of religious education with experience teaching Key Stages 3 to 5. Through study and teaching placements, you develop the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm needed to teach pupils with a range of abilities in both secondary school and college settings.

M.A. Religion in Global Politics

The MA Religion in Global Politics from SOAS University of London offers an opportunity to examine these questions and issues at an advanced level by studying the complex relationships between religion and politics in the histories and contemporary political contexts (both national and international) of the regions of the Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. Religion, Culture and Society

The MA Religion, Culture and Society programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) explores the impact and influence religion and belief has on social structures, community, politics, economics, policy (education), citizenship, culture & identity, sexuality, pluralism, spirituality, and national & international relationships.

M.A. Theology and Religious Studies

As faiths of all kinds navigate their way through a period of great social change, it is more important than ever to possess an in-depth understanding of how faiths interact with each other and society. This MA creatively balances the close study of particular traditions with a broad understanding of the subject area. It is one of the few programmes in London that offers specialised teaching in Islam as well as several different aspects of Christian theology.

MTh Biblical Theology

An Aberdeen MTh in Biblical Studies draws on six centuries of scriptural scholarship at the fifth oldest university in the English-speaking world, founded in 1495. Biblical studies at Aberdeen draws on diverse academic disciplines in the study of Jewish and Christian scriptures, including theology, archaeology, literary criticism, history, philology and social science.

College of Arts and Social Sciences
Postgraduate Certificate Secondary Religious Education

PGCE Secondary Religious Education at The University of Winchester is an innovative, flexible postgraduate programme that enables prospective Religious Education (RE) teachers to study either full-time or part-time. Graduates with a 2.1 or higher are eligible for a government training bursary of up to £9,000.

M.Phil. Japanese Studies

Japanese Studies was established at Manchester in 2007 and quickly grew a large undergraduate program with a small but expanding graduate cluster attached.

School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
Master Applied Theology

The MTh in Applied Theology is designed to enable theological reflection upon experience in pastoral practice mainly, but not only, in the context of ministry in the Church. It may be taken if you hold a pastoral appointment at present, or if you are able to include a period of approved pastoral experience in your course of study for the MTh.

Master Religion (PCert, MA)

The MA in Religion from the University of Kent provides core training for students wanting to pursue further postgraduate research or research in other contexts. The programme offers an overview of key theoretical debates in the study of religion, as well as methodological issues and approaches for conducting fieldwork. You also study two modules of your choice, suited to your own specific interests.

School of European Culture and Languages
M.A. Theology and Religious Studies

This degree, which can be studied one year full-time or two years part-time, enables students to pursue a particular project at masters level. It also introduces students to the research skills necessary for doctoral study in the field of theology or religious studies.

Theology and Religious Studies
M.A. Religion and Society

In this course, the focus is on religion in its anthropological and sociological perspectives. Durham has particular strengths in the study of Mormonism; death, dying and disposal; shamanism; religion and emotion; religion/faith and globalisation; religion and politics; contemporary evangelicalism and post-evangelicalism; and religion and generational change.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Philosophy of Religion and Ethics (Distance Learning)

On the MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics programme you will explore a variety of questions – for example: Are there shared human values? How do we negotiate different belief systems in pluralistic societies? Is there a conflict between science and religion? Do people with different religious views have the same morals? Is life without God meaningless?

Department of Philosophy
M.Phil. Classical Indian Religion

This course introduces you to classical Indian religion in a way that bases understanding on original sources and that equips you to continue in the same vein. Formally, the course is in two parts. The first, of five months, is an intensive study of the rudiments of Sanskrit. In the second part of the course you have regular classes in reading Sanskrit religious texts and write supervised essays on topics in Indian religion.

M.Sc. Religious Studies

The Religious Studies programme from The University of Edinburgh provides the opportunity to study a variety of religious traditions, in combination with advanced learning in the theory and method of the study of religion.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Christianity & the Arts

The course investigates how Christian scripture, beliefs and practices have found expression in art over 2,000 years; traces the idea of beauty in Western theological tradition; makes use of examples in London.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities
MTh/PgDip/PgCert Chaplaincy Studies

Gain a respected qualification tailored to your professional development in this three-year, multi-faith programme. You will study with fellow chaplains from all sectors in an environment which integrates interdisciplinary study and practical theological reflection.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
M.A. Religious Studies

Our MA in Religious Studies allows you to specialise in one of two pathways: Asian Religions or Late Antiquity.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
M.A. Religious Studies and Global Development

The political and social dimensions of religions are at the heart of this innovative programme, which explores the role of religions and theology in global development. The Religious Studies and Global Development is offered by the University of Leeds.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Hebrew and Russian (With a year abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Hebrew and Russian (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies and Mathematics

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and Mathematics programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Philosophy of Religion and Ethics MA/Diploma

On the MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics programme you will explore a variety of questions - for example: Are there shared human values? How do we negotiate different belief systems in pluralistic societies? Is there a conflict between science and religion? Do people with different religious views have the same morals? Is life without God meaningless? You will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics on which expert supervision is available.

Department of Philosophy
M.A. English and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) English and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Death, Religion and Culture

MA Death, Religion and Culture at The University of Winchester explores the way in which death is the only inevitability of life. This universal reality is understood differently by various cultures and religious traditions, and those understandings are played out in rituals of death, dying and bereavement.

M.A. Biblical Studies and International Relations

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and International Relations programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
Postgraduate Certificate Religious Education by Distance Learning

This programme is recognised by the Bishops of Scotland as a preliminary qualification in generalist Catholic religious education for those who wish to teach religious education in Catholic primary or secondary schools.

School of Education
MTh Chaplaincy Studies (Military)

Acquire a respected qualification tailored to the professional and vocational development of military chaplains in this three year, multi-faith programme.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
M.Sc. Bible Interpretation

This course is intended to give you experience in reading a range of primary exegetical texts in Classical Hebrew, Aramaic and Syriac, to develop research methodologies in the writing of a 15,000-word dissertation and to provide a solid basis in the subject area for those intending to go on to do original research.

M.A. Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

On the MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics programme from University of Birmingham you will explore a variety of questions - for example: Are there shared human values? How do we negotiate different belief systems in pluralistic societies? Is there a conflict between science and religion?

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Biblical Studies and English

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and English programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies and German (With a Year Abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and German (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies and Comparative Literature

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and Comparative Literature programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Greek and Hebrew

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Greek and Hebrew programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. German and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) German and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Christian Theology (Anglican Studies)

This course focuses on the Anglican theological tradition in particular, within the more general context of Christian theology. Durham offers unparalleled resources for the theological study of Anglicanism, a strong basis for which is given by the Department's close historical links with Durham Cathedral, the seat of numerous theologian-bishops.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Systematic Theology

Systematic Theology offers the opportunity to study Theology in depth. In times of change, the need to think through the fundamentals of Christian Theology - or how theology works - has never been more pressing. King's College Londone attracts students from Europe and the US, and from the new and thriving contexts of world Christianity.

Taught programmes
M.Sc. Theology in History

This flexible programme in Theology in History from The University of Edinburgh looks at the Christian past from a variety of perspectives – theological, philosophical and historical – and provides options for special study of themes from the early church to modern times.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Comparative Literature and Hebrew

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Comparative Literature and Hebrew programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
Postgraduate Diploma Theology & Religious Studies

This course is designed as a bridge from undergraduate to master's study and may be used as a qualifying programme for study at MA level. It offers a flexible structure where you can select modules from Theology, Religion in the Contemporary World and Religion, Philosophy & Ethics.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities
M.Res. Inter-religious Relations

The Inter-religious Relations Master of Research degree from University of Birmingham is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It studies religions in their historical and contemporary development, giving special attention to geographical spread, theological complexity and cultural influence. Recognising that the great religions have developed in relation to one another, it explores the affinities between them, their mutual indebtedness, their differences, the clashes their encounters have produced, and contemporary issues around religion, politics and peacebuilding.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Modern History and New Testament

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Modern History and New Testament programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Greek and Hebrew

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Greek and Hebrew programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.Res. Religion and Culture

The Master of Research degree in Religion and Culture offered by University of Birmingham is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It offers a framework within which you can develop knowledge and skills in the social, cultural and theological study of religion and lived faith in contemporary society. Depending on your individual interests, studies can include formal religions, alternative/’New Age’ spiritualities, or alternative sources of meaning that are not conventionally thought of as ‘religious’. You can also study religion in different regional contexts, looking at anthropological, sociological, historical and cultural issues.

Department of Theology and Religion
MARes Philosophy and Religion

This Philosophy and Religion is a research degree that can be studied through distance learning. It has a duration of one year (full-time) or three years (part-time). The programme is tailor-made to suit your interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. It comprises one dissertation of 50,000 words (180 credits).

School of Philosophy and Religion
M.A. French and Hebrew (With a Year Abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) French and Hebrew (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies, with Pathways (Language and Literature; Theology)

Biblical Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to interpreting the Bible which allows for focus either in the study of biblical language and literature, with language component; or in theological interpretation and Christian theology. Interpreting the Bible, and compulsory dissertation, plus optional modules. Leads to careers in teaching, museums, media, charities, the church or other religious institutions.

Taught programmes
M.A. Religion and Public Life

Religion and faith are major influences on social, cultural and political life around the world. The Religion and Public Life programme at the University of Leeds draws on a range of perspectives to study the public roles of religious communities and individuals.

Faculty of Arts
M.Sc. Biblical Studies

The Biblical Studies programme from The University of Edinburgh is for students who wish to develop expertise in biblical studies, including those who want to prepare for a PhD. Its emphasis is on adding depth and breadth to expertise in biblical languages.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Biblical Studies and Economics

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and Economics programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Geography and Hebrew

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography and Hebrew programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies and Film Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and Film Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.Sc. Science and Religion

This dedicated masters programme in Science and Religion from The University of Edinburgh is intended for students who wish to engage in the advanced interdisciplinary study of science and religion, including those who wish to prepare for PhD work.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Religion, Politics and Society (PGDip/ PGCert)

This new Religion, Politics and Society programme from University of Birmingham examines the major themes around the role of religion in politics and international relations in the contemporary world and allows you to research the role of religion in society and politics, looking at both domestic and transnational contexts. It explores the theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches to the subject by focusing on the relationship between organised religions and the nation-state, as well as the global processes that promote religious conflict and conflict resolution. This programme is ideal for current and aspiring policymakers and analysts in international, national and regional institutions engaged in management of conflict, diversity, inter-religious relations and community development.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Philosophy and Religion

The MA Philosophy and Religion degree offered by Heythrop College, University of London explores the dynamics of the constant interplay between philosophical and theological issues, and the consequences which flow from this for practical living. It incorporates reflection on religion from both philosophical and theological perspectives and addresses questions such as religious fulfilment and ethical motivation as raised in the classical Christian tradition and in modern analysis.

Philosophy